- The River redgum, Eucalyptus camaldulensis, is a tree that can grow up to 148 ft. (45 m) tall. Its main identifier is the bark that the tree produces. It has smooth bark, ranging in color from white, grey, and brown.
- The tree has a large, dense crown of leaves. The base of the bole can be covered with rough, reddish-brown bark. The leaf also contains several to many oil-producing glands in the un-veined areas of the leaf.
- Flowering occurs from late spring to mid summer. The flowers appears as a creamy white or yellow, fluffy texture.
- The seeds are a pea-like capsule that contains tiny seeds.
- Ecological Threat
- Eucalyptus camaldulensis is fast growing tree that is commonly used for firewood. Many people have discovered the tree’s rapid growth and prefer to plant it instead of native trees. This tree can be found along water ways and other wetlands. It is native to Australia.
- Virginia Tech Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation
- James A. Duke. 1983. Handbook of Energy Crops, Purdue University
- University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension
- University of California, Jepson Flora Project
- Flora of China, www.eFloras.org
- California Invasive Plant Council
- USDA NRCS PLANTS
- USDA ARS GRIN
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